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Church of Christ teams aids Hurricane Laura relief effort

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Five Canadian men—all members of Canadian’s Church of Christ congregation— joined the relief efforts in Lake Charles, Louisiana, following last month’s devastation from Hurricane Laura. Winds of up to 150 mph caused widespread power outages and flooding, killing at least 10 people and causing about $25 billion in damage.
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Semi-tractor, SUV collide near Y Monday

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Canadian firefighters, and Hemphill County EMS and law enforcement were dispatched around 9 pm Monday evening to two-vehicle accident near the Y intersection of US 83 and SH 33 north of town. The accident involved a 2012 Toyota Sequoia, driven by Kathi Bagley of Pampa, which was headed north on US 83. Bagley attempted to make a left turn and struck the right side of a 2014 Kenworth semi-tractor which was also northbound on the inside lane of US 83. The collision ruptured the right fuel tank of the semi, which was driven by John Rausch of Altus, Oklahoma. No injuries were reported. Northbound traffic on US 60/83 was temporarily delayed while firefighters cleaned debris from the roadway, and hosed down the fuel that had spilled.
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City billing error for commercial sewer service threatens $116,000 revenue loss; council votes to bill retroactively

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A recently-discovered error in the city of Canadian’s billing process resulted in a failure to bill most commercial accounts for sewer service over the last eight months, and a loss of $116,000 in revenue.
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HCH board approves 2020-21 budget, tax rate; increases room rates at Mesa View facilities

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In the Sept. 15 meeting of the Hemphill County Hospital Board, the directors approved a $19.9 million budget and the effective tax rate for fiscal year 2021, and instituted daily rate increases for both Mesa View Assisted Living and the new Mesa View Senior Living.